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shirt off, part of his job description. >> that is awesome. "saturday night live" back with a vengeance. time for cnn "newsroom" with poppy harlow and john berman. >> chris cuomo didn't know you could take pictures with a shirt on. if you follow cuomo's instagram feed, he's shirtless -- >> we've got real news here. i'm not so sure about your sourcing on that one, cuomo. good morning everyone. i'm john berman. >> i'm poppy harlow. glad you're with us. did the fbi director essentially just call the president a liar? this is one of the unprecedented developments in an extraordinary morning at the white house. sources say fbi director james comey has asked the justice department to reject the claim
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that president obama ordered the tapping of mr. trump's phones before the election. this has to do with the giant russian cloud over the white house. >> a new poll out this morning show two in three americans want a special prosecutor to launch an investigation into alleged contacts between russian officials and the trump campaign. it comes at a time when the president has a long list of things he should or would like to be dealing with. the next couple hours he could release his revised travel ban. this morning the administration is responding to a new provocation from north korea, launching several new missiles overnight. we're covering this all. let's begin in washington with kn's chief political correspondent dana bash. dana, a remarkable, historic request from the fbi director to the justice department. please correct the president he seems to be saying. >> that's right. we don't know the answer as to whether the justice department will do that. now, we can also look at kind of the way things in washington tend to work, john, which is the
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fact that we know that the fbi requested from the justice department that the record be corrected, is an indication, a sort of leaked indication that there is no wiretapping. that was not an accident that reporters know about that request. the question is where does all this come from? the former director of national intelligence, james clapper, was on the sunday shows yesterday. he said he doesn't know. take a listen. >> i will say that for the part of the national security apparatus that i oversaw as dni, tlifs no such wiretap activity amounted against the president-elect at the time as a candidate or against his campaign. >> now, what the president is a master at -- we have seen it many times -- is to try to take
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the story away from something that he is not happy with. he does that with his twitter account, and that is what he did, no question about it, when he started tweeting these allegations about the former president at 6:00, 6:30 in the morning on saturday after he left washington really unhappy about the fact that jeff sessions recused himself from the fbi probe, about the fact he didn't feel like he had a good week last week. but here's the thing to remember, there still is an investigation into allegations, questions about any connection between russian officials and trump campaign officials. we don't know if that's at the justice department right now, but we do know that is what they're looking at on capitol hill. on that james clapper also said at least by the time he left office several months ago, he actually didn't see evidence of collusion. listen to what he said. >> this could have unfolded or
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become available in the time since i left the government. but at the time we had no evidence of such collusion. >> that's a big sort of gift to the president and to the trump administration and one i would think that they're going to hang a lot of hopes on. having said that, it has been several months since he left. as i said, the intelligence committees in the house and the senate are looking into whether or not more information has come out since he left. john and poppy? >> dana bash, thank you very much. also breaking this morning, as early as now, any moment, the trump administration could release this new version of the executive order on immigration, or the so-called travel ban. we're getting new details about what will change, what countries will be included, not included. our justice department laura jarrett is in washington this morning. one of the big headlines this morning is one country that's not going to be included, right?
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>> that's exactly right. white house counselor kellyanne conway announced this morning that iraq is no longer on the list of banned countries based on their enhanced screening and reporting measures. we heard previously that top members of the president's cabinet advocated for that change based on diplomatic reasons. we're also learning this morning that top iraqi officials advocated as well. we have to see exactly how this new executive order clarifies why iraq has dropped off. >> laura, how might all the delays we've seen, how does this affect the argument from the government that this is urgent, that they need this order for national security? >> this will be interesting to see how it plays out in court. to the extent the government has spent the past intervening weeks working on it, rewriting the executive order, to come in compliance with the law, no judge is going to fault them for that, trying to get it right.
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but to the extent this was about politics and about delaying the rollout because of some relation to the president's speech last week, then that could come back to bite them to the extent the government starts using words like emergency or invoking a national security need in court. >> laura jarrett, we're watching this closely. this new travel ban could come at any time this morning. we'll bring it to you if and when it happens. also today, attorney general jeff sessions is under scrutiny for his contact with the russian ambassador, two meetings he did not tell congress about. he is set to update his testimony to the senate about that. >> this is going to be written testimony. it doesn't look like he's going to go before the judiciary committee again. our phil mattingly is tracking it for us from capitol hill this morning. wow, this was the lead story on friday. so much has transpired over the weekend since then. this is still a very key focus, phil. what are you hearing? >> for a number of different reasons. as john noted, poppy, attorney
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general sessions' amended testimony will be sent to the hill in the next couple hours. he'll also respond to questions posed to him in writetion as well. he won't be coming to the hill to testify again, while the nine democrats on the senate judiciary committee requested that. charles grassley, the chairman, rejected that out of hand. what's interesting here is kind of the fallout from all of this. obviously attorney general sessions has recused himself. that leads it to the deputy attorney general. this week into, the senate is expected to consider president trump's pick for that selection. as ha happens, keep in mind a couple things, john you noted a very interesting number in the poll today, two-thirds of americans believe a special prosecutor should be appointed. 75% of americans believe russia is the real threat. it would be the deputy who would
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be responsible for ap pointing a special prosecutor. with that in mind, the deputy attorney general nominee will be meeting with the senate judiciary today. one of the members, senator richard blumenthal said he will use every tool in his power to block that nomination out of hand until he gets a commitment that a special prosecutor would be appointed by rob rosen stein, the selection to be deputy attorney general. as we've seenl over the last couple months, republicans don't need democrats to move the nominations along. if you look at the fallout of what happened on friday with attorney general sessions, it goes deeper than just amended testimony. other nominees have to deal with this going forward, specifically on the special prosecutor issue. >> phil mattingly on the hill. thank you for that. also this morning, the state department condemning a new round of north korean missile tests saying the u.s. is ready to defend its allies. >> north korea fired four ballistic missiles overnight, three landed in japanese waters.
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cnn national correspondent will ripley is live in tokyo. needless to say, the japanese very on edge from what they're seeing from north korea. >> reporter: they certainly are, john. three missiles landed less than 200 miles from the japanese coast. it's not just japan, it's also south korea and the united states saying this perhaps may be the most urgent security threat facing the trump administration right now. i was in pyongyang a couple weeks ago after the first missile launch of donald trump's presidency. officials i was speaking with there said they were undeterred by the thought of more economic sanctions or other attempts by the united states and the united nations and others to slow their missile and nuclear program. they said they're going to continue to move forward. people have been told they may have to go hungry or without electricity to keep this up. the global community has been unable to stop these tests and
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north korea is inching closer to their goal of developing an intercontinental bullous tis missile with a nuclear warhead capable of reaching the mainland united states. >> the response this morning from china is? >> reporter: well, they're certainly irritated, poppy. this is all happening during china's biggest political assembly of the year, the national people's congress. they don't want to be talking about this. their foreign ministry did put out a statement this afternoon urging all sides to remain calm. i can tell you from visiting pyongyang, people use chinese cell phones, driving chinese vehicles, there's a lot of chinese currency going into that country paying for their very small economic growth and also paying for their nuclear missile program. china doesn't want a destabilized north korea which is why they continue to trade and continue to fund which is why there are growing calls for china to face some sort of penalty for essentially enabling kim jong un to continue growing his arsenal. >> will ripley in tokyo.
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we'll continue to watch for further white house response for this, seeing as the north korean provocation continues. a big story this morning, the president says he will be proven right on his wiretap claims. but where exactly did he get this information? is the internet always the most trustworthy place? just asking. also, one of the president's signature campaign issues, kraging down on illegal immigration, now he's facing big pushback from economists. a veteran uncovers a secret site with explicit photos of female marines. the navy is trying to track down who is behind it. we'll be right back.
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so the white house said it would not comment further on the eyebrow rising claims that former president obama wiretapped trump tower during the campaign. then they commented further. >> a few times actually this morning on a number of different networks. neither the president nor his aides in those comments offered any evidence to support these
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allegations. listen. >> is his information that president obama tapped his phone based solely on something he read in the media? >> i haven't had the chance to have the conversation directly with the president. he's at a much higher classification than i am. he may have access to documents that i don't know about, but i do know we take this very seriously and we think it should be thoroughly reviewed and investigated, and we're asking congress to do their job. >> here to discuss, brian fallon, cnn political commentator and former justice department spokesperson. also formerly with the hillary clinton campaign. kevin madden is here, cnn political commentator and republican strategist. tom fuentes, former fbi assistant director and law enforcement analyst and justice reporter laura jarrett. tom, let me begin with you since you were former director of the fbi. the white house this morning as you just heard there is saying the president knows things that
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others don't. that's true to an extent. wouldn't others be privy to this information, any wiretap information that the president says he has without providing any evidence of that at all? >> poppy, i was former assistant director at the bureau. a fisa wire is very close hold in the government. there would be a handful of fbi agents and only the fbi is authorized to do a fisa wiretap, and then those affidavits with department of justice attorneys from the national security division present that to the visa court. again, this is all top secret, very close hold. so a number of officials at the white house and other places would not be aware of the fisa. however, the director of the fbi absolutely would be. >> and the director of national intelligence who also shot it down yesterday when asked on "meet the press." >> and if the fbi presumably with the okay of the fbi director is asking the justice department to correct the record
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here, that's a pretty extraordinary thing, tom. >> it's very extraordinary. i've never heard of anything like this everywhere essentially a statement made, even if it's through media by the director of the fbi directly contradicts statements made by the president of the united states. it's very serious, but again, only the fbi is authorized to do fisa wiretaps, so the director absolutely would be the one person in washington that would know for sure, in addition to the court itself, but the director of the fbi would know. >> the director of the fbi, laura jarrett to you as our justice department, comey could come out as he did during the campaign, he could talk about this and shoot it down himself. instead he's not. he's asking the department of justice to do that. attorney general jeff sessions has recused himself from any investigation to do with russia which this would likely fall under. then what does the justice
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department do? who would come out and comment on this if they're going to? >> the timing here is pretty interesting. tomorrow the judiciary committee will hold a hearing for rod rodstein to be the deputy attorney general. this will be far more entering because fireworks will be asking questions about how mr. rodstein plans to handle this as the deputy attorney general. he will be the um in ber two and the go-to when sessions recuses. >> of course, in the meantime is dana ben they and obama appointee. kevin maddon, it's interesting. one of the reports you read over the weekend is president trump wasn't thrilled with the defense he was getting from republican officials over the weekend to his tweets. marco rubio was out on the sunday shows and he seemed bewildered, shall we say.
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listen to what he said. >> i'm not sure what he is talking about. perhaps the president has information that is not yet available to us or the public. if it's true, we'll find out very quickly. if it isn't, he'll have to explain what he meant by it. >> kevin, why aren't more republicans coming out to defend the president? what kind of position does this put them in? >> quite frankly, this is the last thing they want to talk about. if you take a look at the white house agenda and the agenda promoted by republicans on capitol hill, you have big issues, obamacare repeal and replace that they're trying to kick off this week, border security issues you want to address, tax reform you want enacted and you have infrastructure and regulatory reform. that's an agenda that would ordinarily take a term and a half, and they're trying to do it in a year. the idea that the president is making these allegations on a saturday morning via his twitter
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feed and by sunday dumping it in the lap of congressional republicans, that's not going to be met with a whole lot of enthusiasm on capitol hill. they would prefer again this white house focus on the bigger issues that got the president to the white house in the first place and issues that they also ran on in november. that's where they want the focus to being. >> it's not where the focus is right now certainly. brian fallon, to you, the former director of national intelligence up until a month and a half ago, james clapper, said this. this is the other bit of news he made when asked about any possible collusion between the trump campaign and the russians. listen. >> this could have unfolded or become available in the time since i left the government. at the time we had no evidence of such collusion. >> so he's saying unequivocally, brian fallon, up until january
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20th when he was no longer in the post, they had no evidence of collusion between the trump campaign and russia. that brings back to the fore the question of what needs to be investigated, what should be investigated. this is the guy that oversees all the intelligence agencies. you say? >> we're learning more and more as additional facts come out in the weeks since the election has taken place. but i think the flimsiness of donald trump's conspiracy theory here is exposed not just by the fact that the president lacks the legal authority to order unilaterally a wiretap, but if anything, this president exercised extraordinary restraint in terms of the information not divulged in the weeks leading up to november 8th. remember we subsequently learned that it was known to federal authorities that trump associates had contact with russian officials in the months leading up to november 8th. that was known to the administration. yet president obama said nothing about that. it's really a far-fetched conspiracy theory to think he would have illegally mounted
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this wiretapping of trump tower and sat back and said nothing and let donald trump win sitting on facts that might have been important for the public. i think as director clapper's comments indicate, these reports about director comey's strong feelings that these allegations should be debunked come forward, i think this is being exposed as a false conspiracy theory. i don't blame jim comey for wanting this information out there, the integrity of the fbi is being called into question. ironically donald trump is helping make the case for the special prosecutor. if he believes the fbi and jmtd were complicit on an illegal wiretapping called for by president obama, it will call for a special prosecutor even more. you'll hear them trying to leverage a commitment to appoint a special prosecutor. >> all right, guys, brian fallon, kevin madden, tom fuentes, laura jarrett, thanks so much for being with us. still to come, u.s. stocks
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really rocking since the president's win in november. will the trump bump continue? you're looking at futures down a little bit. the opening bell just moments away. >> president trump wants a probe into his wiretap claims. lawmakers, they want proof.
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unpredictable. we're moments away from the opening bell. chief business correspondent christine romans joins us with what we can expect. crystal ball time, another record week? >> i don't know. the president is off message here. what these companies want, they want a lower tax bill and assurances they'll continue to make record profits in some cases. as soon as you get off message on that, that trump bump turns into a trump blah. that's what we're seeing here. last week another great week for the sshs andp 500. six weeks in a row of the s&p 500 moving higher. that's a nice trend overall. that has continue here. that's because companies think they are going to profit in a trump era, a trump administration. for it to be fair here, this rally is going to be eight years old this week. it will be the eighth birthday of the bull market. this thing has been charging higher for some time. when president obama took office, they passed a stimulus,
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tried to stabilize the banking sector. finally the economy eight years later is roaring ahead again. you have an eight-year-long trend here that has been capped, most recently by enthusiasm over trump's legislative agenda. every time he geltz off that and gets sidetracked, you start to see nervousness in the markets. overall they think they'll get what they want, fatter bottom line. but the timeline is what they're concerned about. i think you'll see pause z in the big rally whenever they're off message here in washington. >> that's a little bit of a lower opening, 71 points off the bat right there seconds in, continuing to drop. christine romans talking about old bulls, one of her favorite subjects. thanks so much, christine. good morning everyone. i'm john berman. >> i'm poppy harlow. glad you're with us. lawmakers calling for proof as president trump presses forward with his claim that former president obama, quote,
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wiretapped him before the election. he made that claim without providing any evidence. >> it's a very serious allegation. the president has at his fingertips tens of billions of dollars in intelligence apparatus. i've got to believe -- i think he might have something there. if not, we're going to find out. >> it's called a wrap-up smear. you make up something, then you have the press write about it. it's a tool of an authoritarian. >> i'm not sure what it is he's talking about. perhaps the president has information that is not yet available to us or to the public. >> joining us now, democratic congressman ro khanna of california, came all the way east to meet with us. >> thank you for having me on. >> extraordinary times, you have the 45th president of the united states saying the 44th president of the united states ordered wiretaps on his office. no evidence. your reaction? >> it's patently false. james clapper came out and said that didn't happen, the fbi chief said it didn't happen, and
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this president has been the distract tore in chief. he puts theissen sashl things out here to distract from the real issues. >> the other thing the former director of national intelligence clapper said in that interview on "meet the press" yesterday said there was no collusion found between the trump campaign and russia. that brings to the broader issue here of the investigation that you and fellow democrats are pushing. what are you investigating? what is the crime on behalf of the trump camp if clapper, who oversaw all the intelligence agencies, said no collusion? >> the investigation shouldn't be about the president. the investigation needs to be russia, china, north korea, countries interfering in our democratic process. it ought not make conclusions about what the president may or may not have done. >> did that strike you when clapper said that? >> it's a fact that ought to be considered. we ought not prejudge it. we ought to have a broad
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independent investigation. even the president is calling for an investigation that looks at this in a bipartisan way that doesn't single out russia or trump, but looks at russia, north carolina, china's interference in our democratic process and all americans should be for that. i'm not going to prejudge the facts. we need the facts to come out. >> you said the president is distracter-in-chief. what's he distracting from? >> from an agenda taking away environmental regulations in clean air and clean water, possibly taking millions of people off of health care. those are the issues we ought to be talking about, dealing with climate change, stagnant wages. that's what this election was about. millions of people who don't have a desent wage. yet we're talking about the latest sensational headline he puts out there. in the meantime he's appointed folks whob are dismantling regulations and issues we've had a consensus on for years.
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>> he's dining exactly what he ran on. i hear your point. i would also say this was expected by those who voted for him. we want your take on the travel ban, revised executive order could be out this morning, this hour. we hear iraq has been taken off the list of the countries after heavy lobbying from the iraqi government, phone calls between the prime minister of iraq and the president of the united states. does that make you more comfortable that iraq has been taken off, someone who we're fighting this war against isis with? is this something you think you could live with perhaps a bit more now, granted we haven't seen the details? >> i don't think so. i haven't seen the details. that shows how arbitrary this process is, if one leader can lobby the president to take their country off, why are other countries not included and how are these countries selected? coming from silicon valley where extraordinary diversity has led to the success of apple, google,
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intel, that's what makes america so competitive. i'm concerned about a signal that we don't want people from the rest of the world to come here. finally, i'm really concerned about the constitutional issues. we saw a federal judge strike the first order down. let's see if this one is constitutional. i doubt it would be. >> if he takes the visa holders out, it may be something that a judge would look differently upon. i want to get back to distracter-in-chief thing, you were saying the president's actions and his twitter account distracts from the agenda. this white house says the and dane is jobs. we have a poll out saying the number one issue for americans is the economy. the majority of americans think he's doing well, up to 55% approval on handling the economy and that's growing right now. if he's as awful as you say on these issues, why do americans seem to like it? >> i think the question is what is he doing for the middle class and working families. yes, the stock market is up.
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have we seen an increase in wages. >> john's point is the sentiment is there, they feel better under him. >> it's two months in, let's evaluate based on metrics a year or two years in. all his policies are geared toward helping the very rich, but he hasn't done anything in terms of a policy for the middle class. he hasn't talked about job training. let me give you a concrete example. i'm going to appalachia part of the country that voted for them. they have a program teaching coal miner kids about ios software, creating possibly hundreds of jobs. that's funded by the ap laich chan regional economic commission. he hasn't talked about investing in the job training and skills for the jobs of the future. that's what i'd like to see, not just a focus on wall street and the stock market, but a focus on the folks left behind. >> his focus hasn't just been on wall street to be fair. he's talked a lot about
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manufacturing, a lot of these jobs. >> we'll talk about that more in the next segment, he's talking about bringing those coal jobs back. others say that's not possible, you need to teach them coding. >> thank you for being here. president trump winning over voters when it comes to the economy. so why then, though, more than 200 economists say his policies are losing. also the navy trying to find out this morning who launched z a secret facebook group that showed photos of nude female marines posted, of course, without their consent. we'll bring you the latest on that ahead. see me. don't stare at me. see me. see me. see me to know that psoriasis is just something that i have. i'm not contagious. see me to know that... ...i won't stop until i find what works. discover cosentyx, a different kind of medicine for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. proven to help the majority of people find clear or almost clear skin.
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an 11:30 event with the secretary of state, secretary of homeland security and attorney general. they will be talking about the president's new revised travel ban. it's possible the president signs it prior to that. it's possible we get details what's in it prior to that. we'll bring that to you as soon as it happens, but 11:30, we're getting a bit of a speech from those secretaries. >> we've learned they've taken iraq off the list. this is not a press conference so they won't be taking any questions. >> correct. more details to come. in the meantime, a brand new cnn/orc poll. it lists the number one issue most important to most americans. survey says the economy, 55% of those polled say they approved at how the president is handling the economy. that number is growing. >> 55%, exactly. why do more than 200 economists feel the president is going to drive this country further into debt and some of his policies, namely immigration, not great for the economy? let's discuss with austan
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goolsbee former economic adviser to hillary clinton and former chairman of the council of economic advisers under president obama, and stephen moore, cnn senior commissiecono annual liss and senior adviser to the trump campaign. austin, let me begin with you, a record high for the stock market last week, the dow crossed 21,000. you saw in our polling how people are feeling about the economy in this president. any reason to think this market may turn sour? >> look, it's been a seven-year bull market. the market is up 225% or more, hopefully not. you want the stock market to do well. it's not a measure -- it's not a direct measure of the economy, but it's been a seven-year bull market. i think that will continue. donald trump's been in charge for 1/15 of that. as i say, he kind of seems like the backup quarterback who came in at the end of the game and
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says, i won the game. >> tom brady was a backup quarterback at some point austan goolsbee. stephen moore, after a weekend like this which i would call tumultuous, can we use that word? >> i think that's a good word. >> you know investors don't like that, investors don't like uncertainty. they see this. they see president trump focused on things that they don't think are important, tax cuts, regulatory reform. what does a weekend like this do to his hopes to move things forward? >> just a couple things before i answer that question, just to respond to what austan was saying, this has been an eight-year bull market. if you look at 2015 and '16, the market was kind of -- it grew a little bit, but flat. since the election of donald trump the market is up 15%. that's a pretty big increase in just two or three or four
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months. this poll of the economists, who cares what economists think. look at the evidence that the stock market is up, investor confidence is up, purchasing orders by businesses are up. you can feel it out there that people are feeling more buoyant -- >> stand by on that -- >> on your question about the weekend. christine romans earlier on the show nailed it. she was right. every time you have a distraction like this with respect to the allegations donald trump made over the weekend, no question about it, the market doesn't like that. the market wants congress and the president focused on getting these tax kugts done, getting baerk repealed, getting regulations rolled back. when there's distractions like this, the market falls. >> a lot of this buildup. i know, austan, you only give the president 1/15th of the credit for this market. a lot of this gain has been an
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anticipatory gain. remember the night futures were down during the election. carl icahn turned it around the next morning. they bet on him executing on major tax reform. how long of a road does he have to actually get it done before this market turns and says were you all talk, no action? >> look, if you care a lot about what the stock market thinks, then you are a little bit going to be a prisoner to that exact question, that the markets are going to say, we're getting impatient, we want you to do x, y, z, we want you to do it faster. historically i will observe that most presidents do the majority of what they're going to do in their presidency in the first year. if by bobbling around and getting in arguments over who is the leaker and accusing past presidents of criminal behavior with no evidence, if you're going to do all that stuff and
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you can't get your tax reform done or you don't actually have a replacement plan for bae obamacare, if you wait until year two and 2018, i think the market is clearly going to be saying we're going to have doubts that you can actually do your program. >> i agree entirely with that. i think that's one of the reasons -- you see these kind of jitters, what's the market down like 65, 70 points the last time i checked this morning. that is a result of people wondering, gosh, is trump taking his eye off the kbaul. austan is right about another thing here. there is a window of opportunity. we usually call it a honeymoon period, i don't know if congress and the media have given trump much of a honeymoon. there's a period when a president is first elected when you get things done. i remember when austan was working for president obama and you got the stimulus plan through i think in the first 60 days or something. you want to act quickly because
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the window does close politically and it gets tougher to do. that's why i've been urging president trump, get this tax cut done as quickly as possible. don't wait until july, august, september, do it now. >> can i ask quickly, what do his people say when you press him like this and say don't be engaged in these sidetrack things? >> look, i love donald trump. i really admire him. sometimes he does get sidetracked. he says things that become headlines and take the eye off the ball. it's just a nature of this president that he's going to do those things. it's one of the things americans find charming. you never know what he's going to say next. right now is the time to really focus on the economy. you showed that poll, by the way, poppy. it's so interesting, that hasn't changed much over the last four years. it's been jobs, the economy, national security have been the top concerns is. >> that's what he won this election on, he knew it and ran it along the rust belt and won.
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you call it clarming, others may call it confusing. we'll give it to you. austan goolsbee stephen moore, thank you. up next, explicit pictures of female service members posted online without their consent. who reported the secret site and what the marine corps is doing right now. years. my grandfather made it and now i'm making it. as a micro-biologist i ensure that dog chow leads with high quality ingredients. nice tells you what you kind want to hear.ifferent... but kind is honest. this bar is made with cranberries and almonds. so, guess what? we call it cranberry almond. give kind a try.
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new this morning, a really troubling story. the anyway is investigating houma reasohow many marines may be involved in
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sharing photographs of female officers without their constant. >> it's an onon a site that encourages uploading photos. barbara starr at the pentagon, how did they come across it? >> reporter: well, good morning. it looks like it was a former marine who spotted this and came to the marine corps, saying he was very troubled by it. it has sparked an investigation by ncis, the naval criminal investigative service. they are looking into all of this, trying to determine how widespread it is and who may be behind it, whether there are active duty service members who are behind these postings. that may be something that they can go after them for with disciplinary action. former service members who may
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be behind it that may be posting these, it may be difficult to go after them. a lot of concern about how many women may have had their photos posted without their knowledge. we're getting tough reaction from the sergeant major, the top noncommissioned officer in charge of marines. a lot of concern about all of this. by all accounts this investigation going full steam ahead to try to figure out what has happened here, how these photos got posted online and who may be behind it, john, poppy. >> keep us posted, barbara starr, thank you so much. coming up, minutes away, perhaps, from getting new details about the president's new revised travel ban. what's in it, what's gone, and will it pass court muster. >> it was delayed more than a week. we thought we were going to get it last week, we didn't. now it's coming today. stay with us, we're on top of it. we'll be right back. (avo) did you know two areas of your brain can make it hard to lose weight?
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good morning, everyone. 10:00 a.m. eastern. i'm poppy harlow. >> i'm john berman. thanks for joining us. any minute now we're expecting the trump administration to release new details of its travel ban. there is an event being held in 90 minutes but we could get information before then, so stand by. meanwhile, a stunning vote of no confidence from the fbi forward the president of the united states. sources tell cnn the bureau has asked the justice department to publicly reject the president's explosive claim that former president obama ordered the tapping of trump's phones before the election. >> this all has to do with what you could call a giant russian cloud hanging over the white house. a brand-new cnn poll shows some 65% of american

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